Santa Margherita Spumante Rosato VS Brut
Santa Margherita tell me this wine is basically the same as their other rose spumante, although it is from a different cuvee/vintage. This one with the new presentation is set to replace the more traditional bottle.
However the wines are different with this being a bit paler in a lighter fresher style, doubtless because the older one has a few months more bottle age. We tasted them back to back at Carlo's where they both went down very well. The quality of both is excellent, opt for this if you prefer the lighter style, opt for the other if you prefer more concentration of flavour. They are both worthy replacements for the limited edition "52" which has just about finished.
Santa Margherita's website states:
Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé brings together in an exciting and intriguing sparkling wine three different grape varieties, with diverse personalities and origins, from different Italy’s leading premium wine production areas, where the winery operates since ever: the valley of the River Adige, and the eastern Veneto.
The cuvée is blended from a white wine basis with a pink wine obtained from a brief maceration of red wine grapes with the skins. Second fermentation takes about one month in pressure tanks at a controlled temperature of 15 °C. Once the desired pressure of about 5.5 bar has been reached, the wine is cooled to block further fermentation and encourage settling, maturing on the lees in the pressure tank for two/ three months.
A pink hue introduces a subtle succession of floral fragrances lifted by white fruits and delicate hints of red berry fruits. This vibrant fragrances on the nose are satisfyingly matched by the lively and long-lingering freshness on the palate for a brilliantly versatile drinking experience that is all lightness and easy-drinking appeal.
|Winery status||Large privately owned|
|Style||Full flavoured, fine mousse, dry finish|